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UNHCR doubts safe Rohingya repatriation

Conditions in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state are not in place to enable safe and sustainable returns of more than

Are mobile networks ready for 4G service

Leaving behind 3G, the country is going to launch 4G soon as the guidelines have already been finalized

Deal struck, Rohingya return soon

The much awaited deal for repartition of nearly a million Rohingya refugees has been concluded between Myanmar and

Khaleda Zia says she is 'completely innocent'

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia declares she is 'completely innocent' in her testimony in the Zia Welfare Trust graft

Power price up 5.3 percent

The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) has raised power tariff 5.3 percent or Tk 0.35 per unit

Enforced disappearance scenario worse in US, UK: Sheikh Hasina

Blasting BNP for its various 'misdeeds', Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said people will not cast their vote

Sexual attacks may be war crimes: UN

Widespread atrocities against Rohingya Muslim women and girls have been orchestrated and perpetrated by Myanmar's military and may

Burma must find way out

The Rohingya crisis started in Myanmar. So, Myanmar has to find a solution. To this end, we're committed

Govt moves to recover 11 city canals

Directive to retrieve 11 more canals in the city from grabbers has been given to the concerned authorities to

'I have familial bonds with armed forces'

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said yesterday that she has familial bonds with the armed forces of Bangladesh. Her

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'Needle abuse' found in Beijing nursery

A Beijing nursery is accused of giving injections and feeding drugs to toddlers, in

2 killed in Pakistan's Peshawar blast

At least two police personnel, including a high-ranked

Baby ordered out of Japan assembly

A local Japanese politician has been criticised by lawmakers for trying to bring her

13 Myanmar passengers killed in Thai van crash

Thirteen Burmese people were killed Friday when their

'North Koreans' wash ashore in Japan

A boat carrying eight men claiming to be North Korean fishermen has washed ashore

'Non-existent' official suspended over PEC gaffe

The government has suspended an education official in the aftermath of the mistake-riddled question

Khaleda says she is ‘completely innocent’

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia declares she is ‘completely innocent’ in her testimony in the

Deal struck, Rohingya return to start in 2 months

Repatriation of the hundreds of thousands Rohingya Muslims, who fled a recent army crackdown

'Child marriage' bill stirs outrage in Iraq

A proposal in Iraq's parliament to scrap the

China wants close ties to Myanmar military

China wants closer ties with Myanmar's military to help protect regional peace and security,

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BNP doubts signed with Myanmar could be implemented

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday voiced concern whether the Rohingya

Railway’s daily passengers expected to double in 2 years

If the ongoing development projects are completed within the stipulated time, then the number

PM mourns Bari Siddiqui’s death

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday expressed deep shock at the death of eminent

Police ‘shootout’ kills 1 ‘robber’

A suspected robber has been killed in Dhaka city’s Khilgaon area in what police

Train hits truck in Gazipur,1 dead

A train has hit a stationary truck at a level-crossing in Kaliakair upazila, leaving

One killed in Khilgaon police firing

A man was killed in police firing in the city’s Khilgaon area early Friday.

Missing situation more grim in US: Hasina

Amid intense international criticisms of enforced disappearances in Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina says the situation

Rumors about Mayor Annisul on social media baseless: DNCC

The negative propaganda about ailing Mayor Annsiul Huq, who is now undergoing treatment at

President unlikely to keep CJ post vacant for long: Anisul

Law Minister Anisul Huq on Thursday said there is no need to create any

Higher power tariff from December

 The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) on anaverage raised power tariff by 5.3 percent or

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US ends search for sailors after Philippine Sea air crash

The US Navy on Friday called off its

'Explosion' dashes sub crew survival hopes

Hopes that the 44 crew of a missing Argentine submarine might still be alive

Pope faces diplomatic dilemma in Myanmar visit

Pope Francis visits Myanmar next week, a delicate trip for the world’s most senior

Zimbabwe's new leader to be sworn in

Emmerson Mnangagwa is to be sworn in as Zimbabwe's president, following the dramatic departure

Asylum seekers removed from Manus centre

Asylum seekers who refused to leave a former Australian-run detention centre in Papua New

American former North Korea detainee found burned to death

Detectives in San Diego are investigating the mystery

Retailers look to woo shoppers from rivals as Amazon grows

Toys and TVs at J.C. Penney, Barbies at Best Buy, kitchen appliances like wine

Notorious gang 'behead man' near Washington

An ultra-violent Latino street gang that President Donald Trump has vowed to wipe out beheaded a man and cut

Zimbabwe, facing new leader, wonders 'Where is Mugabe?'

As Zimbabwe on Thursday prepared to swear in a new leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa, after

Zimbabwe's next leader prepares to take power

Zimbabwe's incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa was preparing Thursday

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Why hasn’t this key government post been filled?

Most important, when the president makes the nomination, he demonstrates that the administration cares about civil rights issues and will

Has UK wage inflation peaked yet?

Wage inflation is supposed to pick up once unemployment gets down to a level at which scarcity of labour means

Why the US military can’t succeed in training foreign armies

It was big news last month when 7,000 U.S.-trained and -equipped Afghan security troops failed to defend the northern city

The Nexen-CNOOC deal: How to define ‘net benefit’?

China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC), China’s largest producer of offshore crude oil and natural gas, has placed a bid

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The other deepwater battleground

China imports most of its oil by sea, and 80 percent of it crosses the Indian Ocean before it passes

Moore Capital Management hedge fund trader Greg Coffey retires at age 41 with $665 million

London-based Greg Coffey also has a portfolio of luxury properties dotted all over the world.Sydney-born and Macquarie University graduated Coffey,

10 brilliant quotes from Warren Buffett – the world’s greatest investor

Warren Buffett, an 82-year-old American worth about $44 billion and nicknamed the “Oracle of Omaha”, is the most quoted investor

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BD, Myanmar discuss trade, energy cooperation under BCIM

Bangladesh and Myanmar have discussed ways to further strengthen cooperation in the areas of

Budget 2017: Tax on takeaway boxes to be considered

A tax on takeaway boxes is to be considered

Singapore cuts trade ties with Pyongyang

Singapore has suspended all trade with North Korea, a customs notice showed, as the

Japan posts best growth streak since 2001

Japan's economy has expanded for seven quarters in a row in the longest period

Maruti to switch to electric cars

Maruti Suzuki India, the country’s biggest carmaker, said on Friday it planned to build electric

iPhone X pre-orders 'off the charts'

Apple Inc quashed any concern of muted demand for its iPhone X on Friday,

EU considers tax on digital firms

The European Union is asking its citizens to help decide on a fairer tax regime

Growth figures raise chances of rate rise

The UK's economy had higher than expected growth in the three months to

Gucci will stop using fur

Italy's Gucci will stop using fur in its designs from next year, joining a growing

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Head of Samsung's booming semiconductor business to resign

The chairman of Samsung Electronics Co.'s board of directors, who has been the public

Hyundai Motor to launch Genesis midsize sedan in US in 2018

Hyundai Motor will launch its first midsize sports sedan under the Genesis brand in

European automakers look to electric future

European car bosses gathering for the Frankfurt auto show are beginning to address the

Hyundai Motor's China plant halts again on supply disruption

Hyundai Motor Co. said its China plant halted operation due to a supply disruption

World stocks dip, yen gains after N Korea test

Stock markets fell and the yen, gold and sovereign bonds rose on Monday as North Korea's most powerful nuclear

Hurricane Harvey: US petrol prices rise as key pipeline shut

US petrol prices have risen after a key network of pipelines was shut in the

Globalized auto industry vulnerable to new Brexit borders

Ford's Dagenham diesel engine plant is a marvel of mechanization - a steel and

Australia's bank accused of 'breaching terror-financing laws'

Australia's biggest bank was Thursday taken to court by the country's financial

Bangladesh targets $37.5 bn export earning in FY2018

Bangladesh has set an export target of $37.5 billion for the current financial year, eyeing a 1.35 percent rise from

Nissan-Renault seize lead in first half global vehicle sales

The alliance of Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co. and Renault SA of France led in global

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RAB conducts special raids against smuggling in Ctg

Elite force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has started special drives against drug and arms in Chittagong and adjoining districts. 

128 Rohingyas are having treatment at CMCH

Admission of Rohingya refugees with bullet and bomb injuries in their body to Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) in

'Rohingyas making trouble in Ctg, Cox's Bazar, Bandarban'

Several lakh Rohingyas, who have taken shelter in the country's Chittagong, Cox's Bazar and Bandarban regions after fleeing

2,181 illegal structures on river bank yet to be evicted

Even after one year of a High Court directive to evict 2,181 illegal establishments on the bank of river

3.3 million marooned in floods; death toll rises to 107

The death toll from floods in the northern and northeastern regions of Bangladesh has

Maximum roads in port city ravaged by recent floods

The continuous rains for several days and floods ravaged maximum roads in port city. According to the sources, vehicles

Tourists spots in greater Chittagong bustling

Huge tourists from different parts of the country have been gathering in Chittagong and adjoining districts including Cox's Bazar

Port city Eid shopping gains momentum

Eid shopping has gained momentum in the port city as the Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the major religious festivals of

Indian envoy handed over relief and rescued Mora victims

Indian envoys have handed over relief materials and MORA-victims rescued from the Bay of Bengal to Bangladesh yesterday. The

Akhtaruzzaman Flyover likely to open in June

The construction of Akhtaruzzaman Chowd-hury Flyover from Muradpur to WASA has almost been completed. The flyover, will be opened

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Riyad made USAID’s Goodwill Ambassador

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Bangladesh has announced cricketer Mahmudullah Riyad

Italian football boss hasn't slept since elimination

Italian football federation (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio said he has not slept since Monday's World

Fox paid bribes for soccer matches rights

A witness for US prosecutors in the corruption trial of three former soccer officials testified

Hathurusingha 'resigns'

Bangladesh cricket coach Chandika Hathurusingha has reportedly resigned.

Stephens provides boost for US in Fed Cup final at Belarus

Sloane Stephens is back in the United States team for the Fed Cup final,

Vikings smell first victory

Taskin Ahmed brilliant one over helped Chittagong Vikings earn a 11-run win over Rangpur Riders to register their

Chris Gayle wins defamation case

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle won a defamation case against an Australian media company

Italian wedding for Virat-Anushka?

In what can already be termed the most high profile wedding of the year, cricket

Catalan club Girona stuns Madrid 2-1 in Spanish league

Girona earned a shock victory over Real Madrid that was celebrated by many throughout

SA win by 83 runs, Tigers 141 all out

Bangladesh are all out for 141 with nine balls to spare. South Africa win the

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Board mill catches fire in Rangpur

A fire broke out at a board mill at Uttam in the city on

9 held while giving proxy in PSC exams in Sherpur

Detectives arrested nine students from a center during Primary School Certificate (PSC) examination in

One to die for farmer’s murder

A Netrokona court has sentenced a man to death for the murder of a

AL leader killed over party dispute

A case has been filed against party opponents over the murder of Brahmanbaria Awami

Iqbal Sobhan behind 'Feni' press briefing: AL leader

The Feni district unit of the Awami League has claimed Prime Minister’s Media Affairs

Case filed over B’baria female AL leader murder, 1 held

Police detained a man for questioning over the killing of women affairs secretary of

10 injured in Magura AL infighting

At least 10 people were injured in a clash between the activists of Awami

Gazipur man to die for wife’s murder

A Gazipur court has

Drug smugglers, militants won’t be spared: BGB

Officials of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), at a programme, said those who are involved

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Remembering legendary actor of Bangla cinema ‘Mahanayak’ Uttam Kumar

Uttam Kumar remains the biggest hero of Bengali cinema till date –

Nelson Mandela: A man inspiring to change for a better world to live

 July 18, 1918 is the date of

Does God exist? some scientists think they have proof

The question of whether a god exists is heating up in the 21st century.

Bride of ISIS: From 'happily ever after' to hell

Islam and Ahmed met online, looking for their "happily ever after" through a Muslim

India's anti-harassment squad : Helping or intruding

In Uttar Pradesh, a special police squad has been set up to fight eve

Why did Trump decide to attack Syria?

Just days before the New Hampshire primary last year, a must-win contest

A Mexican man was cleared of raping a girl because he didn’t enjoy it

For months after he learned in 2015 that his 17-year-old daughter was kidnapped outside a club

1st Japan birth achieved via egg

A woman unable to become pregnant with her own eggs due to illness has

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Eminent singer Bari Siddiqui no more

Eminent folk singer, composer and flautist Bari Siddiqui has passed away.

As a citizen of this country, I feel let down: Deepika

Deepika Padukone is fearless and she has proved it by facing all the controversy

Singer Nick denies rape charge

Backstreet Boy singer Nick Carter on Wednesday denied an allegation that he raped a teen

Padmavati may not release this year

The release date of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmavati starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor

'Padmavati' release delayed

The producers of "Padmavati" - a Bollywood movie based on an epic poem about

Bruno Mars wins AMA Artist of the Year

Pink, Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera led female artists of pop music dominating the

Star fashion designer Azzedine Alaia dies

Tunisian-born fashion designer Azzedine Alaia, who dressed stars from Greta Garbo to Grace Jones

AC/DC founder Malcolm dies

Malcolm Young, who founded the Australian rock band AC/DC along with his brother Angus,

Singer Bari Siddiqui hospitalised

Eminent folk singer and composer Bari Siddiqui was admitted to the intensive care unit

George Clooney makes TV return with 'Catch-22’

George Clooney will make his return to television in a serialised adaptation of “Catch-22,”

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Railway engr accused

The Anti Corruption Commission has been investigating into wealth of an engineer of the Mongla-Khulna Railway project, who

BD solar firms get $1 million UN grant

Two Bangladeshi companies received $1 million grant from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affa-irs (UN

'Ensure women-friendly workplace at RMG units'

Speakers at a conference urged the garment owners and the government to ensure a women-friendly and safe workplace,

'China wants closer ties with Myanmar military'

China wants closer ties with Myanmar's military to help protect regional peace and security, a senior Chinese general

Tax evasion record of GP

Leading telecom operator Grameenphone (GP) is the largest revenue earner but the company is also the largest VAT-Tax evader

'Bangabandhu's speech our inspiration'

Speakers at a discussion at Jatiya Press Club stressed the need for underscoring the political speech of Father of

Traders want gold import thru banks

With a view to reducing smuggling and money laundering, the gold traders of the country want to import gold

WASA for eco-friendly services to city dwellers

Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (DWASA) has taken plan to create   environment friendly water system, sewerage management

Baby stolen from DMCH

A three-month-old baby girl was stolen again from a ward under medicine department of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH)

Padma Rail deal with China by December

The Padma Bridge Rail Link project by China has ultimately got 'green signal' after much speculation and the



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